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Old 02-03-2019, 12:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Ugh! That sucks. Beautiful blank. Curious what glue you used, tho I know these things happen regardless...
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Ugh! That sucks. Beautiful blank. Curious what glue you used, tho I know these things happen regardless...
I used Gorilla glue but did not let it set 24 hrs ... my bad.
Also I drilled the blank but started cutting down down the diameter without installing the brass tube as I wanted to see where the points ended up at ... (they get shorter as the diameter is reduced) again ... my bad.
Oh Well ... lessons learned ... start another one in the morning.
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For a man that makes pool cues and this to happen to makes me feel alot better. Of course it comes at your expense but I do feel better Sorry i just could not help myself because us mere mortals have this happen many times.

Can you explain what happened and what glue are you using for the glue ups??

While we got your attention here you still owe this audience an answerLets take you back a couple years shall we. Remember this posting and this beautiful pen you made???
A mistake that turned out good ...

You never did tell us where you got that beautiful simulated turtle shell??????????????? See we never forget things here. Everything is documented.


I see you answered a few questions just above this so it leaves the last one to be answered.
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That makes me cry. Beautiful design though.
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I greatly admire your skills - the pictures are very helpful to understand.

Your website also has some interesting designs.

Thank you for sharing.
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This is a time where we need a "DisLike" button. Sure was cool looking though!!
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I do not trust glue ups, and that is not from pen turning (or pool cue) turning. It is from years of woodwork which the gluing works for a while and then comes apart for one reason or another.

There was a guy here, (may he rest in peace) that "imagined" what joints could or would do under normal and unusual circumstances and planned from there. As I was facing similar problems with a segment build up - He posted how he wound thread around an unusual blank and CA'ed the heck out of it. After turning the string off and down about 1 mm, on one end, he rewound the string and then turned the other end down about 2mm. And so on. Time consuming but it prevented a blowout.

I guess you could say he went into (and I do also) the turning with the expectation that it is going to blow up - so what can I do to prevent it. Lots of wasted time but the rewards are worth it on artistic turnings.
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OK JT ... Hey I am just a mere mortal, humble pool cue maker, and part time pen turner.
Just get a little bit cocky about it all and life has a way to put you back in your place.
I rushed it ... short and simple!
Had I waited 24 hours the gorilla glue would have set better and this might not have happened.
Had I glued in the brass tube before attempting to turn down the diameter I doubt it would have happened but I was in a hurry to see where the points would end up.

To answer your question about the pen ... I bought those strips (bout 36" long) off eBay a year ago but I think you can still get them.
Acrylic MOP and turtle shell. That pen has two strips side by side to make it wider and correct the mistake.


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For a man that makes pool cues and this to happen to makes me feel alot better. Of course it comes at your expense but I do feel better Sorry i just could not help myself because us mere mortals have this happen many times.

Can you explain what happened and what glue are you using for the glue ups??

While we got your attention here you still owe this audience an answerLets take you back a couple years shall we. Remember this posting and this beautiful pen you made???
A mistake that turned out good ...

You never did tell us where you got that beautiful simulated turtle shell??????????????? See we never forget things here. Everything is documented.


I see you answered a few questions just above this so it leaves the last one to be answered.
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